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Aurian
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilla
Order Squamata
Family Boidae
Genus Stellae
Species C. sapiens
Binomial Name
Crotalina sapiens
Dwarf
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hominidae
Genus Stellae
Species P. sapiens
Trinomial Name
Primus sapiens parva
Elf
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hominidae
Genus Stellae
Species P. sapiens
Trinomial Name
Primus sapiens laeta
Feline
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Stellae
Species F. sapiens
Binomial Name
Felis sapiens
Human
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hominidae
Genus Homo
Species P. sapiens primus
Trinomial Name
Primus sapiens primus
Lupine
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Genus Stellae
Species L. sapiens
Binomial Name
Lupus sapiens
Lutryne
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Genus Stellae
Species L. sapiens
Binomial Name
Lutra sapiens
Vulpine
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Genus Stellae
Species V. sapiens
Binomial Name
Vulpes sapiens

The world of Urth is host to a wide array of intelligent life. There are 8 known extant sapient species on the planet, with the possibility of more likely due to large unexplored tracts of land in Arcturia and Gondwana. While humans make up the largest portion of sapient life, they share the land with two other hominids and five disparate species of varying classifications. Many scientific studies have postulated on the origins of these species. All fossil and archaeological data puts the entire group emerging approximately 2 million years ago. Recent genome sequencing reveals that all sapient species not only share over 92% of their DNA with baseline humans, but all except humans possess distinct genetic markers at certain points in their genetic code that, while serving to biological purpose, is identical across the board in an apparent 'signature.' This has given rise to the commonly-accepted that alien life visited Urth in the distant past and performed experiments on native life using human genetics.

There are three distinct subspecies of the species Primus sapiens: humans, or Primus sapiens primus or "Original first thinkers," due to their genetics connecting all intelligent species. In addition, there exists the dwarves - Primus sapiens parva, the "Small first thinkers" - and the elves - Primus sapiens laeta, the "Colorful first thinkers." These two subspecies are highly specialized for certain climates, and their populations are magnitudes smaller than humans. The next-closest relative to humans are lupines, the "wise wolves" of Lupus sapiens. While their numbers are on the smaller side, lupines are a resilient and strong species with two distinct ethnic groups divided by the length of their fur. A cousin to lupines, sharing the family Canidae, the vulpines of Yasteria are also divided along fur length lines. Classified as Vulpes sapiens - "wise foxes" - Vulpines are the most physically frail of the sapient species, but also very agile. The Felis sapiens natives of Gondwana, felines are a strong competitor for the second-most widespread species after humans. While technically a single species, felines tend toward a multitude of morphological differences based upon habitat.

Aurian

Dwarf

Elf

Kyrlot Elves

Norgsveltian Elves

The Norgsveltian Elves is an subrace of elves that can be found in Northern and Western Concord, Western Yasteria, North Gondwana, Southern Novaris and Rikevaarland. Though orginaly native from Norgsveldet, the species through history has migrated to many more regions on Urth. Though sharing traits with other elves such as pointed ears. Though there are attributes that make them differ. They generaly considered paler then compared to other elves in the region. They have also been stated to not be as delicate in physique to other elves. They have also one of the longest lifespans on Urth with an average age of 180 years. However in comparison to their Usprian counterpart they do not have to hibernation. Other then this, and their slower reproduction process in comparison to humans, though not as slow as other elves, Norgsveltian elves share much the same attributes to their human counterparts. Though not confirmed it is believed that Norgsveltian elves is less likely to fall vulnerable to diseases and illnesses to humans. Despite Norgsveltian elves has a slower reproduction then humans, there is large numbers in several nations around the North Concordian Ocean, becoming large minorities in several countries in the region. This is often been pointed at as thanks to Norgsveltian imperialism and culture in the region, were Norgsveldet's legends and traditions has often looked up to elves. With several past Norgsveltian royals and nobility having been half elves and elves. Though despite this it is stated that the human gene is more dominant then this elven sub-species when it comes to a offspring atributes between the two species. Though not a genetic trait, it has been stated that Norgsveltian elves are more conservative then compared to other elven sub-species, though this is disputed

Gondwanan Elves

Acronian Elves

Lunarian Elves

Ayaupian Elves

Usprian Elves

The Usprian elves are a unique subrace of elves native only to Southwestern Aurora. They share many traits with other elves such as a delicate physique and pointed ears, but they also have attributes that make them greatly differentiate from the rest of the elvish population. Usprian elves have the longest lifespan of all species of Urth with an average age of 200 years. This is due to their unique trait of hibernation and cellular regeneration. About every decade, they will go through a period of hibernation lasting between two to three months. During hibernation, their bodies regenerate from oxidative damage as well as repair damage to telomeres, in turn this helps slow the aging process and allows for a longer lifespan. Hibernation is extremely important for an elf to survive, so much that if they are disrupted in any way during their hibernation period, their bodies will rapidly degenerate, leading to death. Reproduction also occurs at a remarkably slow pace with couples only able to have children every 60 to 70 years, allowing for couples to have at maximum two children, rarely three. Female children are also the most common with around 73% of newly born children being female biologically. Usprian elves, along with Kyrlot elves, have tetrachromatic vision which gives them a greater depth of color perception and at times allows their vision to dip into the ultraviolet range. Because of this difference in eye structure, Usprian elves have a greater appreciation for visual arts and for a vibrancy of color. Although they have the ability of long life, they are also by far one of the most fragile. Not only are they less durable physically compared to other species of Urth, but they are also more prone to physical injuries and more vulnerable to diseases and illnesses. Along with their slow reproduction and reduction in population following the conquering of Valeria by the Kingdom of Staynes, there now only exists an extremely small number of Usprian elves with most residing in present day Valerica and Rosalica.

Feline

Ayaupian Felines

Humans

The Primus sapiens primus is a distinct subspecies of furless anthropoids which has become the dominant species on Urth due to their unique biological status as a jack-of-all trades. Humans traditionally have the largest brains of all primates, enabling them to adapt, learn, and teach better than all their evolutionary competitors. Humans, as warm-blooded tool users lacking fur, are able to adapt to any climate given the time and resources, while more animalistic sapients are largely locked to a given latitude. The average male human weighs 180-220 pounds and stands between 5'10" and 6'2", while the average female stands between 5'7" and 5'9" and weighs between 170 and 200 pounds. Typically, human skeletons are identical between the genders with the exception of men being wider at the shoulders and women wider at the hips. Humans rely on their sight to navigate and identify prey and threats, with their hearing a secondary sense and smell almost underdeveloped. The shades of human skin are directly dependent on the amount of sunlight they receive. Those that live in meteorological calm areas nearer to the equator tend towards deep brown skin, with tone becoming lighter as latitude increases. Humans have no fur, instead growing short, coarse hair on their body. Males tend to have longer hair on their chest, arms, and legs, with a near-certain ability to grow facial hair. Hair on the head varies in shade and texture between individuals, and it is not uncommon for men and women to genetically lack the ability to grow any.

The three defining features that set humans apart from most other intelligent species ability to sweat, their ability to throw objects, and their endurance. Endurance and sweat go hand in hand. Pound for pound, humans have the second-most sweat glands of any animal behind horses. Sweating allows the body to cool as it works, and is increasingly effective as the body undergoes exercise. Combined with the rapidly regenerative stamina of the human body, sweating allows humans to run distances magnitudes greater than Lupines or Felines. Similarly, humans are only one of two species able to throw things with precise speed and accuracy. Throwing requires extremely efficient balance, proportions, and motion. All others, from dwarves to ursines to aurans, do not possess the correct leg structure or center-of-mass to do any more than lob an object. No sapients besides elves are able to match humans at sporting events like baseball, discus, and javelin. While humans evolved in northern Arcturia, they have spread to every continent and very few nations can claim to not have at least a few dozen human residents.

Lupine

The Lupines are a species of wolf-like humanoids who share both wolf and human-like characteristics. There are two "sub-species" of lupine, northern and southern, the only real differences between the two being the length of fur. Colors vary widely, with lighter colors being more common to northern lupines while the darker colors tend to occur with the southern lupines. The sub-species identification is largely artificial, created by the Kingdom of Volkia as a way to account for the different culture presented by northern lupines. The Volkia has the largest population of lupines in the world, and is largely considered to be the "homeland" for the species. It is the only majority lupine nation on Urth.

Lutrynes

Lutryne athlete Rulu Rytnu

The Lutra sapiens is a species of anthropomorphic humanoids with many recognizable otter-like features and characteristics. Larger than their more primitive counterparts, lutrynes in general have similar fur markings, with brown, black, and white patterns being the most prominent. Their bodies consist of a larger brain capable of more precise and faster execution, when compared to their quadripedal counterpart. The lutryne body is considered rather thin and sleek, a result of their aquatic-based ancestry. Many lutrynes inhabit the nation of Lapimuhyo and exist as a minority in other Gondwanan nations, including neighboring Rijelv and Ivlya. The race is regarded as generally fast and agile in aquatic environments, with their species typically maintaining a relatively thin layer of fat and a very dense layer of fur. Outside of the water, the lutryne body underperforms, yet still retains its ability to stand upright, walk, and run, among other things. Maintaining an average height of around 5 feet, and weighing in around 120 pounds, Lutrynes are relatively small compared to humans. Lutryne body proportions are almost identical to human proportions by a scale of 3:4. The senses of the species are, for the most part, superior to humans, with the exception being hearing, which was evolutionarily less important than sight and smell.

Nekomimi

Nekomimi (Felio Sapien) are a cat-human hybrid race native to the Urth and very common in the nation 1 Infinite Loop.

They are commonly called cat-girls, as virtually all of their population is female.

Nekomimi take severe offense to the term metahuman and have been known to scratch and bite those who refer to them as such.

The Restaurant Nekooters is staffed entirely with Nekomimi.

Peregrin

Southern Variant

Human-Peregrin Hybrid

Vulpine